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+ Two of the Daily’s top stories today are that the Law School has
restricted access to its Reading Room for undergrads, and that the
Museum of Art received a significant grant. This is more boring than
my high school’s morning announcements.
+ Rick Snyder believes that Michigan universities are “overproducing”
graduates. Yeah, the problem is definitely too many well-educated
people, not a lack of job creation. Although, in a sense he’s right:
if UofM hadn’t graduated him we would be better off.
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+ In appreciation of his proposed 15% cut to the University’s budget, Governor Snyder will receive political cover from President Coleman, an honorary degree, and the keynote speech at commencement. Maybe next year if he cuts our budget by 30% we’ll name a building after him, and if he goes all the way and privatizes the University, we can thank him by naming the University in his honor.
+ Due to GOP budget cuts, there’s uncertainty about when collapsing bridges like the Stadium Street bridge will be completed. But that’s ok because it’s an important national priority to cut wasteful spending on items like repairing collapsing bridges, teaching people to read and write, and healthcare.
+ University administrators are taking steps to support the GSIs union’s, GEO, push for greater accessibility for graduate students with disabilities. They have agreed to a rough framework, and are expected to sign an agreement in the next month.
+ More than 80 people, including NFL star Cris Collinsworth, were stranded in a floating restaurant that became detached from shore and floated down the river. Any guesses what state a story this bizarre could have happened in? If you didn’t guess Ohio you’re both wrong, and not a real Michigan fan.
+ 20,000 Government employees, administrators, lawmakers, and even ministers are being investigated in Iraq for fraudulent diplomas, forged documents, and falsified resumés. Maybe they could get Governor Walker one of those…
+ Flip to the Viewpoint to see why DeAndree Watson is running for President of MSA!
+ The entire B section is dedicated to sports!! We’re the number 8 seed in the tournament and will first face Tennessee and then, if we advance, Duke! Go Blue!
+ Also, there are now free copies of the New York Times in Angell hall provided by MSA!
Go Blue and have a great Monday!
+ Jennifer Lopez attended this year’s White House Super Bowl watch party. How long before “Black and Yellow” (or “Green N Yellow“, Lil Wayne FTW!) becomes “Aqua and Coral”? (For those of you who are offended by the sportz talk, I’ve included some music video links that will make this post worth your time.)
+”Ain’t It Funny“- Speaker of the House John Boehner, in an attempt to increase gender equality, adds a new women’s restroom to the House, then uses it to cover up for an office space land grab.
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1. There is an article about the unpredictability of scoring potential on the Michigan hockey team. In other words, you can’t know the outcome of a gme until after it has been played! I think Yogi Berra may have said that once.
2. A part of the Affordable Health Care for America Act included a piece that forbids any hospital receiving federal funding from prohibiting visitation rights due to a patient’s orientation. The Michigan Daily is reporting that this won’t affect anything at the University health systems, because that policy already existed. In other news, there is still snow on the ground.
3. Apparently the Greek community has begun a petition to amp up safety on Oxford Road due to a number of new crime reports that have been issued involving incidents in the area. The petition is a request to improve street lighting… here’s looking at you, MSA, four years in the running.
4. The A2 Democrats endorsed a surveillance ordinance that some of you may be familiar with. The good news is that this is an excellent idea and that any form of organized support is a step in the right direction. The bad news is that it rarely matters whether or not anything has the support of the townie/hippie/still holding on to the days of SDS contingency.
5. There is an article on the Towsley Children’s House – a learning center/day care for children. Apparently children attend there, with the intent to learn, and sometimes students from classes at the University come to learn both about and from the children in an ironic, unexpected, but emotional exchange of knowledge. So far all reports point to the fact that children, really are just small humans.
6. This is the worst Daily Daily I have ever written. Why? Because the lead story was about how you can’t precisely predict the end of sports games and the concluding one was about something that MSA has wanted to work on for 63 years and gets written about annually. I quit.
xoxox gossip girl
and Rebecca Egler
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+ The University is beginning an e-textbooks pilot program. I can only assume that Ulrichs will use this as an opportunity to charge us all more money.
+ Since 2005 a program called MI-LSAMP has increased the number of minority students receiving bachelors degrees in math and science by 28% at UofM and 3 other universities. Last week, colleges from around the state recommitted themselves to doubling the number of minority graduates by 2015.
+ University dining halls and coffee shops are expanding their composting programs. Will this be discussed at the EnviroDems Conference? Go to find out.
+ The Daily hates another movie. To be fair to them, “Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader” is probably a terrible, terrible movie. “Absolute atrocity” does seem a little harsh though.
+ MSA approved its Winter 2011 budget of $341,406 this week. No, that’s not a typo, they allocate more than a half million dollars each year. I’ve been trying to work “small tangibles” into this, but couldn’t figure out how.
+ Michigan Men’s Basketball gave up another lead against a top-ranked opponent in the second half. The entire season can be summed up by that sentence.
+ Coach Hoke has had a really good recruiting season considering he only had three weeks to hire an entire coaching staff and recruit before signing day. The latest addition to the team is Texas four-star tight end Chris Barnett! All 20 recruits were announced at a press conference last week.
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+ LSA SG hopes to roll out its “This Sucks” campaign across campus. Given the number of things that suck about this university, I’m sure they’ll be very successful.
+ Google plans to hire more employees for its Ann Arbor branch. You win again engineering students.
+ City council member Steve Kunselman, who represents a large portion of University students, says he “doesn’t think there is a need for a commuter rail” in Ann Arbor. Do you have anything you’d like to say to Mr. Kunselman about his comments? E-mail him at SKunselman@a2gov.org.